Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Christmas 2012

Christmas this year was interesting.  Not the best Christmas, at least for Jake and I.

The weekend before Christmas, Kate got sick and threw up, only once, and then she felt better.  Then, the night before Christmas Eve, Emmy got sick and was up half the night, which meant Jake and I were up half the night, too.  The next day she felt much better and so we went to St. George, to Lindsey's house, for our Christmas Eve festivities!  We've done this every year for the past 6 years.  We eat dinner, open PJs, read from the Bible and watch Mr. Kreuger's Christmas.

The girls opening up their PJs:

Cute Princess PJs!

Grammy and Papa w/ the grandkids and their PJs (minus Matt & his family):

Grammy wrote a story called, "The Christmas Key."  She thinks she finally wrote the final draft and read it to the grandkids.  We love this story and read it to the girls every year and then put our "Christmas Keys" on the tree to help unlock and remind us of the true meaning of Christmas.

I started feeling not so great on the way home.  We got the kids to bed and then I was done for.  I couldn't even really help Jake set up for Christmas.  I wrapped a present or two and then had to lay down.  It was not the best night of my life.  I was up every 30-45 minutes with the flu.  We'll leave it at that ...  Finally, around 3:00 am, it stopped and I was able to sleep (being pregnant, plus not really sleeping much for two nights in a row was not the best).

Shortly after I stopped, Jake started.  Now, I have to say that in 8 years of marriage, this is the first time Jake has been sick with the flu.  First time!  I get it at least once or twice a year.

The girls woke up around 6:45 and saw that Santa had come!  Jake and I tried to be really happy and excited for them, even though we were feeling so yucky.  I did manage to get a few pictures.

We decided to keep it simple this year.  The girls asked Santa for two things each (plus Santa fills their stockings) and then Jake and I got the girls just a couple of things.  With Santa gifts, gifts from mom and dad, Grammy and Papa and cousins, we decided keeping it simple would be best!  The girls already have so much, it was really nice just getting them the few things they asked for.

Kate was happy with this bubble gum from her stocking!  I'm pretty sure it was gone by the middle of the day ...

Emmy asked Santa for art supplies, and she got lots of them!  And the girls each got a movie in their stocking, which kind of saved us that day.  Jake and I could rest while they watched their new movies.

She got lots of markers, crayons, coloring and doodle books.  She also asked Santa for a "Sparkling star light" and he brought her the cutest string of glittery star lights that are now hanging up in the girls' room.

Kate asked Santa for "sparkly lip gloss" (this girl is OBSESSED with lip gloss!) and a "fishy game" (the one with the fishing poles).  She was so excited to get them!  She also got a couple of art supplies from Santa - I guess he didn't want her to feel left out :)  So she got paint (because she LOVES to paint) and some coloring books.

This was the damage after the presents were opened - not too bad!
Plus, I'm a little OCD and have to clean up the wrapping paper as it's getting ripped off the presents.

Our cutie pies!  They stayed in their PJs all day :)

The rest of the day was spent with the girls playing with their presents and Jake and I in bed, either at the same time or taking turns.  The girls did spend a little bit of time at Grammy and Papa's house, but Grammy and Papa started feeling not so great, too.  Whatever this little bug was, it made it's way through all of us!  We decided we need a re-do of Christmas!

1 comment:

The Yoder's Four said...

Well, at least the girls looked adorable!!

So sorry that you all were sick. I HATE when the kids get tummy troubles in the middle of the night (happened to Madelyn last night...).

I'm seriously going to do a small Christmas this year. The amount of stuff we got was TOO MUCH!